Today we had the pleasure of having Chinese parents come in to share with the children about one of the biggest festivals in Chinese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival). First children watched a story of how the Mid-Autumn Festival came about. Then they had a chance to work on completing the semi finished lanterns that the parents had prepared for them. Lanterns are a big part of the celebration and symbolizes the festival itself. Last but not least, children received a special treat, yummy homemade moon cake!
Chinese children had a chance to learn about their own culture/identity. Others had a chance to learn about the culture of their peers as we continue our journey of appreciating diversity and respecting differences.
Special thank you goes out to Alex’s mom and dad, Chenxu’s mom, Judy’s mom and Seven’s mom for coming in this morning!!!